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Tuileries Garden: Our most recommended tours and activities

Paris: Musée de l'Orangerie Reserved Entrance Ticket

1. Paris: Musée de l'Orangerie Reserved Entrance Ticket

Discover the Musée de l'Orangerie in your own time with a reserved access entrance ticket. Say goodbye to long waiting lines and waiting for ticket booths to open with your pre-booked ticket. Explore the museum at your own pace without waiting for large group tours to move in sync so as to maximize your time marveling at the renowned art inside. Visit the Musée de l'Orangerie—an art gallery of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings located in the west corner of the Tuileries Gardens next to the Place de la Concorde in Paris. Though most famous for being the permanent home for eight Water Lilies murals by Claude Monet, see the museum's other works by Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Henri Rousseau, Alfred Sisley, Chaim Soutine, and Maurice Utrillo, among others. Feel a closer connection between the two parts of the collection thanks to the new layout of the Musée de l’Orangerie: Water Lilies and the École de Paris (School of Paris) in the early 20th century. Enjoy the elegant, fluid, educational, and stimulating circuit. At the entrance to the collection, see large polyptychs by Joan Mitchell (loan from the Musée national d’Art moderne) and large-scale works by the modern 'primitives' (Picasso, Douanier Rousseau, Derain, Modigliani, Matisse, etc.). The monographic galleries allow you to get a new, more up-close, and comfortable perspective of the works. Simply show your voucher directly at the dedicated entrance for visitors with pre-bought tickets. After a security check, walk straight inside.

Paris: Cruise the Seine River at Sunset

2. Paris: Cruise the Seine River at Sunset

Embark on a downtown Paris river cruise. Watch the sunset as you float down the Seine and take in sights like the Tuileries garden and the Louvre museum. Have the option to purchase wine and snacks at the bar. Hop aboard and admire the verdant Tuileries garden, the famed Louvre museum, and l'Ile de la Cité (Island of the City). Go past the Notre-Dame cathedral as it is bathed in the the evening light. See the bridges that go the natural island of l'Ile Saint Louis. Pass by the grand l'Hôtel de Ville and the iconic Eiffel Tower.

Paris: Pure Chocolate Walking Tour

3. Paris: Pure Chocolate Walking Tour

Indulge your passion for chocolate on this 2-hour walking tour of the Right Bank in Paris. Walking around the beautiful area dominated by the Place de la Concorde, Tuileries Gardens, and Madeleine Church, visit a selection of master chocolatiers who will be ready and waiting to share their sumptuous creations. An enthusiastic foodie guide will enhance your understanding of the cocoa bean and take you down cobbled streets to get off the beaten path. Dip in and out of the glamorous fashion district, and stop at artisan chocolate stores to discover old-fashioned and designer chocolates. Every tasting is included in the price of your tour, and you will meet chocolatiers who treat chocolate making as an art form. Each has his own creative style to give you a true taste explosion. Learn more about the history of chocolate making as you walk, and leave having tasted some of the best chocolates in the city.

Paris: The Ultimate Wine and Cheese Tasting

4. Paris: The Ultimate Wine and Cheese Tasting

During this tasting, you'll get the chance to discover a large selection of wine representative of the French Terroir animated by an enthusiastic wine expert. This selection entails 5 white wines and 5 red wines: the opportunity to go around the most prestigious wine regions such as Bordeaux, Burgundy and the Rhone Valley. You will also get to taste delicious hand-crafted cheeses from all over France including Brie, Blue cheese and fresh goat cheese from the Loire Valley. Enjoy this ultimate experience introducing French wine and cheese in an authentic location. You'll learn in a fun and informative way the tasting technics, how to choose wine and to pair it with cheese, the notion of AOP (the French regulation system), the different wine regions and how to distinguish the wine styles.

Paris: Orangerie Museum Entry Ticket and Seine Cruise Ticket

5. Paris: Orangerie Museum Entry Ticket and Seine Cruise Ticket

Uncover the beauty of Claude Monet's water lily paintings with this skip-the-line ticket for the Orangerie Museum in Paris. Explore the collections housed in this old orangery of the Tuileries Palace in the Tuileries Garden. Get lost in the romance of the Seine with a river cruise. Head to the Orangerie Museum to marvel at world-renown artwork like Monet's “Water Lilies” and Auguste Renoir's “Jeunes filles au piano” (Girls at the Piano). Experience works by artists like Paul Cezanne, Henri Matisse, and Picasso. Have access to the museum's prestigious permanent collections and temporary exhibitions. After exploring the museum take in the beauty of the city from the water with a ticket for a laid-back cruise on the Seine River.

Paris: 2-Hour French Revolution Walking Tour

6. Paris: 2-Hour French Revolution Walking Tour

Explore the fascinating story behind the French Revolution and the tumultuous times that led to this key historical event in France on a 2-hour walking tour of some of the most historic sites in Paris. The French Revolution began on 14 July 1789, when the citizens stormed the Bastille prison. The prison no longer exists, although one of the city’s opera houses can now be found on the site, along with a column honoring the 1831 Paris Commune. The tour does not visit the location of the former prison, but there will be a lively discussion of the event. Walk to Les Invalides, used by the French army as an ammunition depot in the city. Hear how revolutionaries scaled the moat and stole over 30,000 weapons that were used in the attack on the Bastille. King Louis XVI was beheaded in the current-day Place de la Concorde on 21 January 1793. Stripped of all titles, he was guillotined in front of a large crown as simply citizen Louis Capet. The executioner testified that he had bravely met his fate. Take in the history at Place de la Concorde, before visiting the Tuileries Gardens and the Assemblée Nationale, enjoying plenty of great discussions about the Reign of Terror of the 1790s along the way.

Paris: Guided Walking Tour and Louvre Museum Entry Ticket

7. Paris: Guided Walking Tour and Louvre Museum Entry Ticket

This experience combines the best of a guided tour at the price of a self-guided visit. Meet your guide outside the Louvre Museum by the statue of Louis XIV, a man on a horse in front of the famous pyramid. From here, you begin your journey with your guide on a mini walking tour of the famous spots all around the world famous museum you are soon to enter. Find out why Louis XIV moved out of the Louvre so he could live in his new digs in the country aka Versailles. As you stand under the famous Arc de Carrousel, learn the historic significance of the nearby Tuileries Gardens, its former palaces and the royals who once lived in them. Stroll along the gardens and view what is known as the Historic Axis of Paris, and you'll see the Luxor Obelisk at the Place Concorde. It's a beautiful Parisian square now, but it was once called Place de Revolution, the scene of beheadings for Marie Antoinette and thousands of other aristocrats. Look farther and you can even glimpse the most famous arch of them all: the Arc de Triomphe. Continue with your guide towards the river Seine and see many famous sites, including the imposing Conciergerie, where Marie Antoinette was imprisoned before her execution. You'll return through the back entrance of the Louvre, passing gorgeous gilded gates to the rear courtyard and continue through the dark archway into the main courtyard once again. Here, the Cour Napoleon opens wide before you and you'll once again see the statue of Louis XIV on horseback. Your guide will make sure you have your timed entry ticket for the museum, and now you are ready to enter the Louvre for your self-guided visit with an appreciation for the historic context of the landmarks that surround it. Your guided portion will last 45 minutes. Once you leave your guide and enter the museum, your self-guided visit could last anywhere from 1-4 hours. And the memories will last a lifetime.

Paris: Guided City Tour by Electric Bike

8. Paris: Guided City Tour by Electric Bike

Discover Paris highlights like a local on an e-bike tour. Peddle through the charming streets with the help of a motor. Have the use of a raincoat, so you can enjoy the city in any weather. Take a family-friendly route that is mostly on bike paths and sidewalks.  Meet your guide and get fitted with your helmet and bike. Test drive your bike to ensure that you are comfortable handling an electric bike. Set off on an adventure as you ride to the iconic Louvre Palace.  Wave to the Mona Lisa as you pass the Louvre Muséum and the Carrousel shopping center. Enjoy the greenery in the Tuileries Gardens and watch the ships pass by the docks. Admire the oldest bridge in the city at Pont Neuf.  Travel to Cité Island to view the stunning Cité Palace. View the Gothic architecture of Saint Chapelle and the rose window of the Notre dame Cathédral. Venture to the Institute of France and see the love locks on the Arts Bridge.  Go by the Orsay Muséum which was once a train station before passing the Orsay Docks. Get up close to the Eiffel Tower and marvel at the view of it from across the Trocadero Gardens.  Feel the immensity of the Chaillot Palace as you see both wings. Get a taste of modern art as you pass by Tokyo Palace. Be tickled by the contrast between the Great and small palace.  Experience the connection between the US and France at the Liberty Flame in Lady Diana square. Ride by the arched Alexandre III bridge and appreciate the use of space in the Vendôme and Concorde square. Finish your tour where you began.

Paris: Highlights Tour from Louvre Museum to Notre Dame

9. Paris: Highlights Tour from Louvre Museum to Notre Dame

Start your journey in front of Comédie Française and the gardens of the Palais Royal, a former royal palace, just opposite the Louvre. Learn about the building and its park with their history, architecture, and importance to the modern Parisian city culture. Pass by the Louvre Museum and see some of the exhibition rooms from the outside. Follow your guide to the Pyramid of Louvre, easily the most popular place to be in Paris. Enjoy a detailed tour of the area with less emphasis on history and the art inside the museum but more on the local street life of Paris. Once at the Pyramid, observe the Tuileries Garden connecting the Louvre to the Place de la Concorde. It is a place where Parisians celebrate and meet. Look how the setting served as a reference point for the modern development of Paris. See the historical axis of the two Arc de Triomphe's of the town and Champs-Elysées. Learn how the monuments stand in harmony with their modern setting. Then stay a while in the Square Court (Cour Carré) the place where The Louvre was born, a jewel of Renaissance architecture. Follow the River Seine and go across the famous Pont des Arts, a pedestrian bridge listed as a national historic monument. See the art exhibitions, and immerse in the open-air studio for painters, artists, and photographers drawn to its unique point of view. Watch the Parisiens enjoying a summer picnic if you are there in the season. Getting close to Notre Dame Cathedral, learn about the Île de la Cité and the surprising facts that this island will offer you. Learn about Notre Dame and discuss the impacts of the recent fire and the future of the building.  Say goodbye to your guide at Notre Dame Cathedral with many references and recommendations for Paris so that you can discover more of the city at your leisure.

Paris: Famous Monuments Cycling Tour

10. Paris: Famous Monuments Cycling Tour

Meet your team at Le Peloton Café, the office and base located in the quintessential old Parisian streets of the Marais. After meeting your group and being introduced to your local guide, find the perfect bike for you and your family before setting off to the islands just across the river. The very first sight you'll see is Nôtre Dame to learn about it's history, construction, and reconstruction. Following that, swing around the island, through a local flower market, and right up to the Palais de Justices. After crossing by the infamous Fontaine Saint-Michel in the Latin quarter, make your way over to the Pont des Arts, Paris' first lock bridge. Learn about the importance of the bridges of Paris and the Institute of France, before popping into the back entrance of the Louvre. Meander around the cobblestones of the older courtyard before gliding through the archways to the bigger courtyard, where the famous pyramid of the Louvre sits. After some family photos, continue onward to receive views of the Tuileries Garden and the Orsay Museum. Next up, visit Les Invalides. You'll pass through the Place de la Concorde - once the sight of the monarch-executing guillotine, today the site of an Egyptian Obelisk. You'll then cross the Alexander Bridge, approaching Les Invalides head on (which is best known for being Napoleon Bonaparte's resting place). From there, you'll take a pit stop on Rue Cler, a bustling pedestrian street filled with delicious snacks. Indulge yourself with a crèpe or an éclair before heading through small streets to the Eiffel Tower, and pedal alongside Paris' most famous landmark until you meet back up with your trusted bike path to cross the river. On the way back, there's even more to see. You'll pull into the Grand and Petit Palais to learn a little more about the World's Fairs that once took place in Paris, before taking a photo op at the Arch de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysées. Your tour concludes with not one, but two fun tunnels and a beautiful ride along the Paris riverside.

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What people are saying about Tuileries Garden

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 3,209 reviews

A must, the 2 rooms with Monet's Nympheas are always impressive, especially if you've been to Giverny. Unfortunately very crowded, which makes the painter's purpose to create a place for quiet meditation difficult to achieve...the real surprise is in the basement where an incredible collection of Picasso, Matisse, Derain, Cezanne, Modigliani etc... Is housed.

A stunning display of Money’s water lillies, with other interesting art in lower level. And sort of unique to Paris, an easy entry process without long lines and hordes of people everywhere.

Wonderful museum. Though there were quite a few visitors and none were too bright to understand that the main attraction needs to be observed in silence!

We had very lovely evening, there were not so many people as in other Sene river boats at 20:30, whole ride was wonderful! Must have when in Paris!

Wonderful museum! Book early in morning to avoid crowds in the museum which distract from the enjoyment of the works.